adjective, calm·er, calm·est.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of calm
Synonyms for calm
Antonyms for calm
Examples from the Web for calmness
Contemporary Examples of calmness
But the calmness in rebel-held Donetsk on Sunday night suggested no big push is planned in the next few hours, at least.Eastern Ukraine Braces for ‘Full-Scale War’
November 17, 2014
Unlike coffee, tea has an amino acid that is associated with calmness: Theanine.Forget 5-Hour Energy: Tea Is a Better Buzz
July 22, 2014
It prefers nonconfrontation, and calmness and softness of voice are valued when dealing with adversity.Obama's Awkward Indonesia Trip
Sahil Mahtani, Kenneth Weisbrode
November 7, 2010
Historical Examples of calmness
Calmness, justice, and consideration should characterize our diplomacy.
Its calmness gave the impression of a wisdom behind it that had no existence.Weighed and Wanting
"Why, sure it's a Bear Cat," she said with the calmness of complete recovery.Her Father's Daughter
I rose from my chair, now in some measure restored to calmness and cold resolution.In the Valley
I said, sternly, but with a calmness which almost astonished me.The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
Word Origin for calm
late 14c., from Old French calme, carme "stillness, quiet, tranquility," from the adjective (see calm (adj.)).
late 14c., from Old French calmer or from calm (adj.). Related: Calmed; calming.
late 14c., from Old French calme "tranquility, quiet," traditionally from Old Italian calma, from Late Latin cauma "heat of the mid-day sun" (in Italy, a time when everything rests and is still), from Greek kauma "heat" (especially of the sun), from kaiein "to burn" (see caustic). Spelling influenced by Latin calere "to be hot." Figurative application to social or mental conditions is 16c.